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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2007 9:55 pm    Post subject: About time too ... Reply with quote

http://www.blizzard.com/

(Work safe, so long as your boss is more worried about people seeing tittes than people browsing games site on company time.)
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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2007 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After the initial revulsion of it being a Flash site and the movies requiring an "AVI downloader .exe" (which I didn't download - what's wrong with just making the .AVI directly DLable or perhaps pop up a WMV or MPG?) ... looks cool. Cool
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

*starts singing "Ride of the Valkyries" badly* Wink
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I-KP wrote:
After the initial revulsion of it being a Flash site and the movies requiring an "AVI downloader .exe" (which I didn't download - what's wrong with just making the .AVI directly DLable or perhaps pop up a WMV or MPG?) ... looks cool. Cool


The downloader.exe is a bittorrent type thingy to ease the load on Blizz's servers - 'cos they can't afford a lot of bandwidth being a company with not much money Wink They use the same thing to distribute Warcraft Patches

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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fair enough. I avoid any kind of .exe to DL because you can't trust 'em.
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SteveBurge wrote:
I-KP wrote:
After the initial revulsion of it being a Flash site and the movies requiring an "AVI downloader .exe" (which I didn't download - what's wrong with just making the .AVI directly DLable or perhaps pop up a WMV or MPG?) ... looks cool. Cool


The downloader.exe is a bittorrent type thingy to ease the load on Blizz's servers - 'cos they can't afford a lot of bandwidth being a company with not much money Wink They use the same thing to distribute Warcraft Patches

Steve


Blizzard are also the people hit legally from 'misappropriating' Battlenet information and have the infamous 'Guardian' within WoW that blocks all third party software, whilst feeding unprivileged information back to them that you sign away in a very dodgy EULA.
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hold on a moment....Blizzard don't have much money???????????

Fumbled your Reality Check there Steve? Wink
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sar·casm
Pronunciation: 'sär-"ka-z&m
Function: noun
Etymology: French or Late Latin; French sarcasme, from Late Latin sarcasmos, from Greek sarkasmos, from sarkazein to tear flesh, bite the lips in rage, sneer, from sark-, sarx flesh; probably akin to Avestan thwar&s- to cut
1 : a sharp and often satirical or ironic utterance designed to cut or give pain
2 a : a mode of satirical wit depending for its effect on bitter, caustic, and often ironic language that is usually directed against an individual b : the use or language of sarcasm
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Irony is a form of speech in which the real meaning is concealed or contradicted by the words used. Irony involves the perception that things are not what they are said to be or what they seem. Dramatic irony lies in the audience's deeper perceptions of a coming fate, which contrast with a character's lack of knowledge about said fate. A common metaphor for using irony is to "have your tongue in cheek". Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"A sarcasm detector? now thats a 'really' good idea!"
Beep Beep Beep Beeeep BEEEP BEEEP BEEEEEEEEEEP - BANG!
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Twisted wrote:
Irony is a form of speech in which the real meaning is concealed or contradicted by the words used. Irony involves the perception that things are not what they are said to be or what they seem. Dramatic irony lies in the audience's deeper perceptions of a coming fate, which contrast with a character's lack of knowledge about said fate. A common metaphor for using irony is to "have your tongue in cheek". Twisted Evil

Oh look! Mike has found out how to use Yahoo! Answers. Aww, bless.
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hush, you're not at work now Wink
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Too bloody right. Resorting to quoting the dictionary / Wiki / Answers is seen as being the last refuge of a failed argument.
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